All members of the team work across multiple disciplines and Craig is no exception! Bringing together creativity, design skills, construction and projection mapping knowledge, as well as business management, Craig is across all of illuminart’s business.
Craig Laurendet manages projection mapping, permanent installations and sculptures, and also is at the helm of project budgets and technology details.
Craig was instrumental in creating the interactive sculpture ‘Fractured Heart’ for ARIA awards winning Gotye, and the interactive ‘Dreaming Hands’ for Yabarra – Gathering of Light.
Craig is a project manager with experience managing complex digital art projects, and his specialist support of illuminart projects entails architectural modelling, programming and projection mapping for interactive and 3D projection projects.
One of Craig’s favourite projects was ShipShape, a mobile projection ship made from recycled everything.
Craig’s role in illuminart draws on his background as a structural engineering draughtsman and builder, as well as his skills and keen eye in materials re-use.
ShipShape - a 'moving image' sailing shipDiscover the full story of Shipshape!
ShipShape is definitely one of illuminart’s most iconic artworks, combining a sculpture made entirely of salvaged materials, LED lighting, an onboard battery powered mobile 4000lumen projector so that dolphins and other images can sail alongside the ship. Built from scratch by sculptor Craig Laurendet.
Recycled Everything!Explore the house
Craig’s amazing place in the Blue Mountains! Still a “work in progress” and his creative retreat, has been built out of salvaged materials. His ingenious project often takes a back seat to the illuminart projects. It has featured on ‘A Current Affair’ and ‘Better Homes and Gardens’.
Professor Peabodys Curious ContrivanceWatch the video
“Professor Peabodys Curious Contrivance” is a steampunk Arm created by Craig Laurendet. It has been on display (and worn) Lithgow Ironfest in 2012 and a number of other events. It was winner of a Blue Mountains City Council Waste to Art Award in 2010.
Designed and built by Craig Laurendet in early 2010, this Mechanical Arm is part costume, part kinetic sculpture, and is a fully functional extension of a human arm. It is composed of 99% recylced material, and almost entirely of objects found in Katoomba’s Annual Clean Up, including old phone dials, printer/ fax parts, timber scraps, bike parts and old tools. This device uses the mechanics of the human physiology to drive the cogs, dynamos and gears, to functionally extend the fingers, and can be used as both a tool and as a form of human physical expression via interactive mechanics.